Starbucks Series: Cake Topped Frappuccinos & Shaken Watermelon Passion Tea

One of the newest additions to the limited time only line of Starbucks drinks includes the Chocolate Cake Topped Frappuccino with Matcha Shot. Starbucks probably wanted to hop on the creative toppings bandwagon that seems to take over Instagram lately. The Matcha Shot version released June 14, the Coffee Shot version released on June 23, and … Continue reading Starbucks Series: Cake Topped Frappuccinos & Shaken Watermelon Passion Tea


On my way back from a visit to the Mandarin Oriental's fabulous Afternoon Tea, I managed to make my way to Ginza, hoping to grab a couple of on-sale Heat Tech from UNIQLO. While in the well-known shopping district, Dalloyau caught my eye. I knew that it was a famous Parisian food company with a … Continue reading Dalloyau

Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé, known as the King of Macarons and french pastry in general, opened his very first boutique shop in Tokyo in 1998. Since the very first day, he has gained popularity and recognition all over the country, with 14 stores in Japan - 10 of them located in Tokyo alone. On a day trip … Continue reading Pierre Hermé

Sadaharu Aoki

The famed Sadaharu Aoki, who makes French pastries with a distinctly Japanese flavor profile. His signature piece is the Bamboo, an Opera Cake made with alternating layers of joconde biscuit (an almond sponge cake), matcha, matcha cream, and chocolate ganache. In addition to his entremets, he also sells macarons, éclairs, and choux puffs. I knew that … Continue reading Sadaharu Aoki